This ornament is way more elaborate than I originally planned. But I was so inspired by the subject — plus wanted to play with some specific techniques and some new sequins I got recently.
I started with a picture of her, printed out on fabric. In looking at pictures of RGB, I’ve been so struck by the “wisdom lines“ on her face. I decided to do some trapunto to try to capture that aspect of her.
You sew 2 pieces of fabric together, then cut slits in the back and stuff different sections. It creates a 3-D effect.
I like the trapunto parts better than the forehead creases, which I added after all the trapunto work was done.
Her collar is crocheted, and her earrings, glasses lenses, and the background stars are all sequins.
I wanted to cover up the back, because the way I stitched the trapunto slits back together made a total mess!
So I cut letters out of felt, and then covered them with a variety of sequins and beads.
It’s hard to see, but I did write her name on the inside-bottom of the hoop.
Originally, I was going to try to do a 3-inch hoop, but that would not have worked for the trapunto, so I went with 4-inch.
This was made for the Ongoing Ornament swap.
OPEN: Ongoing Ornament Swap 2020 (SU 9/26-10/30)
This swap is going on throughout October 2020- you can sign up to join any time before end of month! Come and play!! (This ornament is WAY more complicated than it should have been for the swap; I lost control because it was a tribute to RBG, and she’s a hero of mine.)